Wednesday, April 30, 2014


A C+ in visual studies, a B+ in linquistics, and a straight C in Japanese!  The only grade I still haven't got is Photography, and we took the final ahead of everyone else!  Figures...

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Not Good...

Found out one of the classes I registered for for summer semester got canceled so I had to find a new one to cover it.  Doesn't count for my major, but still works for me.  Still No Word on Spring semester final grades! Gah!

Monday, April 28, 2014


Got the score for my final exam-not as good as I'd like, but better than test 2 was.  I'm at a solid 72% for my final grade, but they haven't submitted it yet so no for sure grade.  Still nothing for any of my other classes either.  Figures..

Saturday, April 26, 2014


raining and no further word on the four ungraded classes for spring semester.  Got my scooter to a repair shop for the tire and rear brake to be worked on.  My dad's trying to get the oil changed in his car and my mom's.  Driving my truck with a trailer on it was rather unsettling.

Friday, April 25, 2014


Doing a full workout after a few months tends to hurt.  Even though my most recent job helped me keep some of the muscle I'd still lost a bit.  Now my pectorals are sore.  My thighs and biceps are too, but not as much.  No further grades in, sigh...

Thursday, April 24, 2014

I'm Done!

for the semester anyway.  Got my last final in today.  And sold back all the books I could from this semester as well.  They took back Hundred Years of Solitude, which I don't want, Crime and Punishment which I finished, but not Soul Mountain, Cry the Beloved country, or Snow Country.  Got rid of everything else though.  So far I got an A- in world lit -Yes!- and an A- in critical approaches to literature, so two are very good so far.  Waiting on the other four...

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Only One Left!

Of my finals.  Looks like an A for english 3080, but no other grades are finalized.  Did rather well on my japanese final I think, mainly thanks to a friend who stuied with me for about 45 minutes before the test. Arigato Gozaimous Tomodachi! yes, that's japanese for you.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014


With full cloud cover but no rain.  Wind keeps changing directions though.  My mom got a flat tire at work today.
Down to the last two finals for the semester!  No more homework-for about two weeks.  Saw the Second Captain America movie, which I like rather well.  You do have to stay for the end of the credits though.
they were doing a blood drive today and I didn't dare donate given my allergies.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Oh Dear

They talked my world lit teacher into giving us a take home test for the final instead of the 9 a.m. on they'd planned for wednesday.  We have to turn it in tomorrow though.  At least it'll be over with.
Speaking of over with, I'm feeling much better today.  Just a cough from my dry throat and the occasional need to blow my nose.  Can actually smell things now.
Came home and one set of sprinklers was still on-I'd seen them spurting when I left-and a nice pond growing in the middle of that area.  Ha d to call my dad to find out how to shut it off.
So I've got two final's to work on today...

Saturday, April 19, 2014


My allergies had to kick in right before finals week.  And they won't go away.  At least I was able to get all the major stuff done for this week.  Happy Easter!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Well, not quite.

Still have a test for art, but not until next thursday.  Have a test for linguistics which she said we were not going to do and now we are, so I have to rush my english 3080 final so I can drop it off at noon on tuesday.  Got back my paper draft with her opinion, so I can get that done and then move to my world lit paper.
Not too much of a rush with that paper though, as I've got tomorrow morning if I need it to finish it up.  Just don't want to leave it for too long.
Didn't get any pictures printed, but I sold back two of my textbooks and got some cash back for it.  And a bag of skiddles.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014


I tried so hard to study for my conversation test today but as usual my mind went blank when I entered the room with the teacher to actually do it.  And I'd even spent a good 30-35 minutes practicing with a classmate before that.  But it's done, at least.  Hope I pass the class anyway...
Two finals tomorrow, which will take the burden off a bit.  The art one I think I'm good on, but the Linguistics one is up in the air.  Though that one's not really a final.  She just wants a last minute class session before the end of term.  We are doing stuff, just not a real test.
And of course I have a paper for art due tomorrow that I got mostly done yesterday, just need to type and go over.  And then go over my world lit paper after that.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Last day..

at work.  Kinda fun and kinda sad at the same time.  My coworkers were teasing me about getting calls for 'lady liberty' during my break.  But that jobs over now.
Spent the evening with my sister and nieces, despite being very hungry and having my leg cramp a lot.
When I got home my computer wasn't working with the internet somehow so I'm on the one my brother usually uses.  No homework, but I have my conversation test tomorrow.
Got three pictures printed for my final today, so I only need one more, though I may do more than that.

Monday, April 14, 2014


Saw a cute little girl on my way to school this morning.  I think she was about 6 months, riding in the stroller her mother was pushing towards me.  She waved, so I grinned and waved back.
Then I go and forget my water bottle in world lit so I had to run back and get it and then rush to work.  Cold enough that my lungs hurt from it.
Have a test to do, so I'll get to that.

Friday, April 11, 2014


That's the strangest name I've heard of for a internet hack, but I guess they have their reasons.  Kinda scary though, given both my university and gmail are listed as affected.  Figures.
Went to Kneaders for breakfast with my institute committee and tried their sourdough pancakes.  Not bad, but they are huge.  barely finished the three I was given.  And they had those on endless refills.  The men had another competition over who could eat the most french toast-record is five, but today the winner didn't even finish his fourth-and one of the other women told me I should count my pancakes as six french toast given how much bigger and denser it was than the toast.  The men didn't agree.
I am sore.  The new sign is not that much heavier, but after four hours it makes a big impact.
School was normal though I was cramming last minute to get the kanji for the quiz down.  Didn't, but did better than I might have thanks to a classmate lending me their study aids-cutouts of each kanji with their english translation and then with combinations-before class started.  English was the last of the presentations, and the friend who sits next to me was admitting to their own nerves.
Got my draft back from my world lit teacher, and they gave me notes along with a short letter about what they thought so far.
Work was dealing with dying headphones-starting cutting out yesterday, and today couldn't hold the volume-and watching the Papa Murphy's sign waver try to toss and sign their sign only to drop it-at least three times.  Plus cars of little kids yelling and waving at me, my parents borrowing my truck and then bringing it back-my mom joked that it was a stick up and I needed to surrender my keys when they came to get it-and they then meeting my manager.
My parents got bugs this week, my dad got pinkeye and my mom got some stomach bug, and my brother nearly caught it.  Do not need to get sick right now...

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Getting Warmer

Was really sweating today because I was stupid and wore a sweater type shirt.  Rolled up the sleeves, and the breeze was very nice, but still stupid.  Had a crazy dream last night where my older married sister was over at our house for some reason, it was 10 a.m. but dark outside-like midnight dark-and I had to go to school for some reason.  We were trying to have family prayer and she found one of those old green chalkboards and was showing us how to write a prayer in some japanese arabic script mix.  I was taking notes and had written 'sorry' above them.
Art we just watched Rear Window again, after discussing the reading for the week.  Linguistics class ran late again, so I had to walk out while she was talking in order to get to work on time.  Still have Japanese homework.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Getting There

Less than two weeks before finals, and that week usually ends early.  I really want a break right now...Got my first draft into my world lit teacher, so hopefully I'll know what else to do with it on friday.  Japanese was normal, though I had to get my homework done this morning again.  I really don't like doing that.
They were doing a club carnival in the waterfall area and union building today.  Kind of fun, but made getting anywhere tricky.
Work was warm again, and I was sweating through my shirt for most of it.  Even with the nice strong breeze that blew through and tried stealing my hat.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014


Its warming up, but sweating at work isn't all that fun.  Good for weight loss though.
English paper and presentation is done and in.  Trying to get more done for my world lit one.  My linguistic teacher made it to class on time so we got a lot more than usual done.  Test got moved to thursday though.
Japanese needs to get done too, but there's not a lot of that.  Art is watching a movie.  And old Alfred Hitchcock film called Rear Window.  Rather funny, with a fresh view of a twist in plot.  Or rather an old one I've not seen used in more recent films.  We get to watch it thursday too, and then write a paper on it for next week.

Monday, April 7, 2014


My presentation is done!  Now I just need to get the works cited page for my paper-and do a quick edit-and turn it in.  Funny, to start my presentation I had everyone close their eyes and then I slammed a book on the table in front of me.  It was both to gain their attention and a representation of the books I used-Hidden Talents and True Talents by David Lubar using Queer Theory-so it worked rather well.  The only question I got was if there was a third book.  Be nice if there was, but the two are good without.
Work was a bit hot for once.  I was sweating towards the end.  Japanese is getting a bit crammed.  Quiz meant for wednesday had to be shifted to friday.  Still need to start the kanji homework that's due friday as well.
Other than that, I'm on track.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Almost There...

Got five pages done for my 3080 paper.  Did get my handout printed so the teacher can copy it for me.  Still had a headache this morning and it's finally fading now.  Took that assessment thing for Japanese-which of course they covered something from an earlier part of class so I could barely understand what I was reading.  Much less respond well.
My poor friend from 3080 and linguistics got sick three days this week and missed a bit.  They get sick a lot sadly.
A friend from world lit thought I was in their spanish class and asked me if that class had been canceled.  Funny thing was, during that class-world lit-some student was trying to either stand up on the sidewalk railing outside the classroom or walk on it.  They could get up on it but fell off rather quickly.  Towards the end of class they were joined by another student.  Some speculated that they were practicing that par core stuff.
Windy during work, so I lost my head thing a few times and banged my shins again.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Well, I Think That Went Well

The discussion in art today.  We first had to write a 500 word minimum paper and then come to class and further discuss it.  Did not help that two out of four groups only had one or two people at best while the others had a full deck.
Snowed today, but then warmed up enough that the road was steaming at work.  Had to wear my coat the first two hours of work then take it off for the last part.  Then had a group of teenagers with a cell phone camera drive by and honk the horn of the full size truck they were in to startle me.
Japanese homework and need to at least get my handout for english 3080 done tonight...

Wednesday, April 2, 2014


Yep, the snow melted and then I got hailed on at work.  Figures.  But that melted too.  Cold either way.
Had to go ask where to turn in that consumer survey I did over the weekend.  My classmate went with me as they'd done it as well.
I'm asked to do an assessment on my Japanese class sometime this week.  they want to know how effective the teaching is.  Not sure if I'm a good candidate for that...
Paper due tomorrow for art that I've barely started...

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

That, My Friends, Was not Snow.

Nearly horizontal and a white out is a blizzard.  Didn't last long, or at least wasn't going were I work thankfully.  Still snowing there though.  Cleared up a bit before I got off-they let me leave early due to getting my shoes wet again-and now another set is coming in.  Glad I'm done traveling for the day.
My sister dropped by to get her tax return filed and such.  She teased me about my choice of footwear-yes, I wore sneakers-when I came in to warm up for a bit.
Been getting my japanese homework done  at school because I have time and it's been getting easier to remember the words and such.  Got started on my world lit paper but I'm only up to two pages.